By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Dozens of youngsters woke under the watchful eyes of French riot police on Friday after a chilly night outdoors near the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, as Paris and London squabbled over their fate and that of hundreds more bent on getting to
By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected an attempt to block Britain's exit from the European Union, saying that neither the province's parliament nor laws could override a decision by the British government. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa and Burundi's decision to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC) and an attack by Gambia against its supposed 'Caucasian' justice are likely to embolden other African states to leave the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal
The Bundy brothers, along with a number of armed followers, took over a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon for 41 days during January and February of this year. The occupiers say they were protesting tyrannical federal land-management policies, which has led to the poverty and plight of local ranchers.
Donald Trump uses it and its offshoots – “corruption,” “corrupted” – a lot. “I want the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear and to hear and to heed the words I am about to say,” Mr. Trump said at a North Carolina rally Wednesday. The image is striking: The “entire corrupt Washington establishment
The Denver police follow the Denver Sheriff Department – which earlier this year overhauled its use-of-force policy to set a more restrictive standard – as well as departments in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Baltimore that have begun to examine use-of-force policies with a more critical
For example, a Floridian who likes Jill Stein or Gary Johnson could agree to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Election Day if a blue state voter would vote for that third-party candidate. In other cases, another voter can get involved, so the swing-state voter can get two
An explosive device detonated along a main road in Cairo on Friday as security forces passed by, killing at least one civilian passerby and injuring another, the interior ministry said on Facebook. Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by Islamic State's branch in North Sinai, where hundreds of
Bulgaria's European commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who unsuccessfully sought the post of United Nations Secretary-General in September, has been named as chief executive of the World Bank. The European Commission said on Friday that Georgieva, a vice-president at the EU executive who is responsible
A former Guinea-Bissau navy chief convicted in the US of drug trafficking has asked to resume his military career after returning home having purged his sentence, sources said Friday. Na Tchuto, who returned home on October 22, asked President Jose Mario Vaz about resuming his military career during
Belgium's Wallonia region on Friday approved a landmark EU-Canada free trade agreement after marathon talks produced a compromise, clearing the way for the European Union to sign the pact. By 58 votes to five, parliament in Namur, south of Brussels, became the first of the country's three French-speaking
By Geert De Clercq PARIS (Reuters) - The best performer in Europe's turbulent utilities industry is a little-known Portuguese renewables company whose media-shy chief executive has won the confidence of investors in an unpredictable industry. EDP Renovaveis SA is a serial wind farm developer, bidding
A Russian fighter flew dangerously close to a US warplane over eastern Syria, US defence officials said Friday, highlighting the risks of a serious mishap in the increasingly crowded airspace. The near miss occurred late on October 17, when a Russian jet that was escorting a larger spy plane manoeuvred
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica's waters reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent. The agreement comes after years of diplomatic wrangling and high-level
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Six ruling party lawmakers in Maldives have defected to work with the opposition in the party's first open split and a major challenge to President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's rule.
The Danish ex-editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago on Friday accused the Jyllands-Posten newspaper of trying to silence him, saying it had let "the jihadists" win. In a book to be released on Monday, titled "De besatte" ("
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said it has refitted 1.23 million diesel cars with a software update on pollution control systems as it pushes steps to overcome its emissions scandal.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting deputy premier says the stability of a new minority government expected to take power next week will depend on the willingness of all parties to negotiate and act responsibly.
MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was only saved from collapsing by the "enormous resourcefulness and goodwill" of some key staff.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday called for cooperation to prevent Islamic State jihadists from leaving Mosul and heading to Syria during the offensive under way to recapture the Iraqi city. "We are interested in cooperation with our Iraqi colleagues to take measures to prevent
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovans will vote for a president on Sunday for the first time in 20 years, an election that could move the former Soviet republic closer to Europe or rekindle the nation's old ties with Moscow.
A Yazidi teenager who escaped the Islamic State group after nearly two years of enslavement said Friday the prospect of one day becoming a "voice" for her community saw her through the nightmarish ordeal. Lamia Haji Bashar, who on Thursday won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have accused a senior politician of crimes in connection with two murders during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska took the final spot in the semifinals of the WTA Finals, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 on Friday.